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CONGRATS KEVIN! Ironic the stone is green too lol smile.gif
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ttoadd.nz;14107665 
CONGRATS KEVIN! Ironic the stone is green too lol smile.gif

Thanks! ironic? I picked it tongue.gif (it actually came with three diamonds, I had the middle one replaced with the emerald)
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I like it with the emerald better wubsmiley.gif
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Originally Posted by spRICE;14108952 
I like it with the emerald better wubsmiley.gif

me too, and so does she. :-) it makes the ring much more interesting.
post #1585 of 1629
Its a good thing the ladies like to plan the wedding, gives you some time for your rig thumb.gif. Congrats smile.gif
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Originally Posted by wermad;14116064 
Its a good thing the ladies like to plan the wedding, gives you some time for your rig thumb.gif. Congrats smile.gif

haha, we both have time, we do not actually plan on getting married till august 2014 (super long engagement, i know)

btw, update incoming tonight. (pics are already uploaded)
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alright, so to start this off I have some pictures of what classy has looked like for the last 10ish months without being touched. pretty much as soon as i got my loop installed and running last time I started using my computer and never wanted to take it down to finish the last few details. in the time since last update it has gotten VERY dusty and there has been a leak on the inside tube of the res since a couple days after the last update that I never felt like fixing.

so, classy as of a few days ago:

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notice the dusty fan blades:

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half finished cable management on the backside and super dusty fan grill:

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you can see the un-stealthed DVD drive here as well as more unorganized cables:

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you can see how much dust has collected on the surfaces here as well as the un-sleeved power cables for the third GPU:

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if you look real close here you can see the drops of water on the inside of the cathode tube in the reservoir. the top cap on that tube has leaked since I got the res:

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you can see some of the thick cake of dust that was all over everything here, and this is with me having wiped it off every now and again:

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so, I got to work. I removed the hard drives, pulled all the power cables and the PSU, and then opened the loop between the res and pump and plugged the inlet to the pump to the water in the loop would stay put while I worked on the res. I drained and removed the res:

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here you can really see where it was leaking:

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the solution:

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squeezed some in there:

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I then threaded reassembled the res and threaded the cap back on and let it dry.

next up was one of the detail badges on the HK GPU blocks that fell off when I carried classy to a lan at my friend's a few months ago:

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I peeled off the little pieces of tape:

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GLUE!!!

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smeared it around:

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stuck it on there:

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Next I went to dusting.

pulled the fan blades off my Magma's:

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all cleaned up:

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and did the same at the top:

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break from cleaning for a bit:

I do not know if anyone else with a classified board has noticed this or not, but the status LED's on the mobo are REALLY freaking bright. I have my computer in my bedroom and I turn it off at night because i do not like the light or noise, but there is one of the LEDs that stays on even when the computer is off so long as there is power to the PC.

my solution, black craft foam cut to fit over them:

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that is half of the pics I have for today, I have more than will fit in one post, so more coming up soon wink.gif
post #1588 of 1629
Yay smile.gif This update makes me happy! Can't wait to see what you're doing next.
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alright, so after more dusting and cleaning I put the res back in and refilled the loop:

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The leak is gone and the loop looks good cool.gif

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time for some final cable sleeveing (I hate sleeveing, wasn't bad the first time, but it is not something I ever look forward to):

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have two GPU power cables to sleeve with my Furryletters sleeve and adhesive lined shrink:

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this sleeve looks awesome, the only downside is it is pretty thick and stiff:

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all sleeved up, not bad for not having sleeved anything in almost a year:

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after I got done sleeveing those two cables I went back to looking at classy and noticed a little something missing:

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what is missing you say? well....


this:

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The problem is that I cannot get the cathode into it's tube without breaking down the loop.

I never have it on anyway though, so I decided to leave it out for now.


on to final cable management!

to start off with I plugged in all the essentials, the 24-pin, the 2 8-pin CPU power cables, and the 6 PCIE power cables (3x 8-pin, 3x 6-pin). note that this PSU doesn't officially support that many connectors, you can see the one I made for the last 6-pin PCIE plugged into two of the black ports:

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yes, I know the sleeving sucks at this end of the cables, but it is hidden and having it like that makes them more flexible in the tight bottom compartment:

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since they make up the main bulk of the cables I got the PCIE cables in place first:

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I put a zip tie around them real tight to keep them straight and close. I pushed it down into the bottom compartment after arranging the cables so you cannot see it.

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sorry for the ugly flash, but i wanted to be able to show how tight everything is with these cables:

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they are bundled and woven around everything down in the bottom compartment, that loop got tucked up out of the way later:

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and after an hour or so of wrestling with the rest of the cables as well as half a bag of zip ties:

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and with all the cables in place, this is how classy sits now with the rear panel on:

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and that is what I have for today, I know it is not the most evenfull update, but I needed to get this stuff out of the way before I get to the last few exciting things. hope this is good enough to get people back into this mod wink.gif

coming up in the next few days or weeks (maybe as soon as tomorrow):

1) make new aluminum DVD drive faceplate
2) make aluminum cover to put over the ugly 5.25" bay mounting holes
3) cut lower fan holes in the side panel
4) cut access hole in side panel for fan controller
5) cut window for top section in the side panel
6) cut and install clear window
7) figure out something to do about the front panel connectors
8) make aluminum cover for PCIE bridge
9) FINAL PICTURES!!!

so, anyone excited? biggrin.gif

thanks for watching!
post #1590 of 1629
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Quote:
Originally Posted by spiderm0nkey;14117278 
Yay smile.gif This update makes me happy! Can't wait to see what you're doing next.

yay! I am always glad to make people happy! :-)
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